July 30th, 2014 → 5:36 am

“‘There is no sure foundation set on blood,
no certain life achieved by others’ death.”  – King John

There are so many bloody conflicts ongoing in the world right now – Syria, Iraq, Sunnis/Shiites, Israelis/Palestinians, … – that it is worth remembering the above quote.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

The World’s Problem

July 27th, 2014 → 8:31 am

“The common curse of mankind – folly and ignorance.” – Troilus and Cressida

I thought about saying this was one of the world’s problems, but the more I thought about it, so many of the others derive from folly and ignorance that I’ll keep it singular.  I imagine it’s part of the reason I became a teacher.

Filed under: Blog & Stupid/Evil People

The Israeli/Palestinian Position

July 25th, 2014 → 6:18 am

“I have in equal balance justly weighed
What wrongs our arms may do, what wrongs we suffer,
And find our griefs heavier than our offences.”  – Henry IV, Part II

I think Nicholas Kristof got it right when he said, “…this is a war in which both peoples have a considerable amount of right on their sides.”  Unfortunately, that doesn’t help any in solving it.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

Vacation Time

July 23rd, 2014 → 7:55 am

“Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.” – Othello

I’ve just returned from vacation and boy did the time go fast.  I can’t believe how much happened in the world while I was gone (but more on that later)!  Now it’s back to work and, I imagine, time returning to normal.

Filed under: Blog & Other

Napping Fan

July 9th, 2014 → 7:46 am

“I have an exposition of sleep come upon me.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A fan fell asleep during a Yankees game and was caught on camera.  I guess he’s now suing due to the embarrassment of it.  Too funny.

Filed under: Blog & Other

One’s Own Home

July 6th, 2014 → 7:11 am

“An ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own.” – As You Like It

I love my house to death, but we’re thinking of selling it to move into a better school district for my son.  Our real estate agent came by and pointed out all the things that are wrong with our house.  *sigh*  It was difficult to hear such criticism, however true!

Filed under: Blog & Other & Self/My Life


July 3rd, 2014 → 6:42 am

“The pleasing punishment that women bear.” – Comedy of Errors

Today we celebrate my son’s 4th birthday.  We’ve got balloons to get, a cake to pick up, presents still to be wrapped.  This is so exciting!  And yet rather nerve-wracking too.  Ah!

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life